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Christina Ricci to Guest Star on 'The Good Wife'

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Christina Ricci is joining The Good Wife.

The former Pan Am star will guest star in one episode of the upcoming fourth season of the CBS legal drama, it was announced Wednesday. Ricci will play a controversial comedienne needing Lockhart/Gardner's help.

Ricci joins a rich slate of actors on The Good Wife, who will welcome the likes of Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Lane, Maura Tierney, Amanda Peet, Marc Warren and Miriam Shor on the new season. In addition, actor Brian Dennehy will be appearing in an upcoming episode, it was revealed by frequent guest star Denis O'Hare.

The news marks Ricci's first post-Pan Am gig. ABC canceled the 1960s-set period drama, in which she played flight attendant Maggie Ryan, after 14 episodes.

The Good Wife returns Sept. 30 on CBS.

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